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Extreme nipple/breast sensitivity

For 6 months, I have been having extreme sensivity in both nipples plus a "tickling" sensation in the left breast shooting towards the left nipple and coming up into it from underneath it. I also have a greenish-black discharge on left side (I was told that this is normal breast "sweat"). I have been to 2 ob/gyns, a breast surgeon, an endochronolgist, an internist and a breast caner specialist.  I am post-menopausal, age 56, was on natural progesterone and triestrogen for 4 1/2 years (stopped it right after this sensitivity started) , am taking Eve. Primrose oil & Vit. E., have tried topical anesthetics on the breasts, but have gotten no relief at all.  Mammos are all normal except for cysts.  I have no diagnosis and am desperate for help. I can not tolerate this sensation much longer since it is affecting my sleep, and I am almost homebound because I can't tolerate the sensation. This is NOT pain but a continuous sensitivity in both nipples and the tickling sensation is just awful, like having the nipples stimulated 24/7.  I am wearing hard plastic nipple shields inside my bra since I cannot tolerate ANYTHING coming in contact with my nipples.  They only work a little since the entire aerola is also just as sensitive. Plus, they do not help with the "tickling" sensation. Has anyone ever heard of this and, if so, what is it and what can be done to make it go away??? ANY help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!
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Is your tinkling feeling on your breast more like a burning sensation or hot flash? I do feel what you feel about the nipples but I have burning sensation on my left side breast. Mammogram shows some calcium deposit and so far, doctors offer no severe warnings. I will keep you posted in two weeks about my blood result. Anyway, I am 46 and this is my first health issue.
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For over 3 years, I have been having extreme nipple sensitivity in both breasts. No discharge, no lumps, no cancer, but a persistant sensitivity and sometimes a burning sensation in both nipples. I have been to three ob/gyns, a breast specialist, two endocrinologists,etc.,but all my tests are normal. I always suspected that the progesterone cream, and the primrose oil that I had been taking caused this.. I am now 51 years old. The first two years were absolutely intollerable, but over the past year I've been alot better because I stopped eating sugar and simple carbs. No deserts, no bread or chips etc. I still sleep with a Teddy bear between my breasts to prevent the covers from coming in contact with my nipples. My hormone specialist said this will stop when I get through menopause. My hormone saliva test shows that my estrogen and testosterone levels are very high. This problem has been alternating with dizziness.  Sincerely, Vitamin woman
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I am 24 year old and I had your exact problem for about 3 years now.  It started right after I finished breast-feeding my first daughter.  It is driving because now I have three kids and the oldest is 4 years old and they all sit in my lab.  I always try to make them go away and I feel so sorry for them becuase they might think I don't love.  However, after my last pregnancy, my OB told me about a nipple cream that is only made at Beuamont hospital's pharamcy(Detroit, Michigan).  I think it does help a lot but you have to keep taking it.  If you stop it for a week everything comes back. This cream is sticky so it may make you think it is making it worse for the first two weeks.  But it does get much better in a month or so.  It really helped me.  The cream is called Dr.  Neauman nipple cream.  I hope this information is helpful.  

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Sorry the name of the cream is spelled wrong.  It is "Dr. Newman's Nipple Cream Compound".  It really works well.  I was just reading that you can find it in many pharmacies too.  good luck .  Lulugirl
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I can totally relate to what you are talking about here. I just turned 50 and stopped menustrating about 9 months ago and now for the last 3 months my nipples have been super sensitive and can not tolerate being touched. I have pretty large breast to begin with but they now seem a little swollen or fuller too. I can't stand this! My nipples have always been sensitive but this is intolerable. When I mentioned it to my doctor during my last yearly exam and pap last month she told me it was from menopause and will go away in time. I'm sorry but I can't take this. I can't even tolerate my kids hugging me or anything rubbing against them. UGH!
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